CHRYSALIS AWARD DINNER WILL BE HELD MAY 9, 2013
Our Chrysalis Award Dinner, originally scheduled for October, 2012 will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6 pm at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA.
Dr. Francis A. Salerno, Associate Chief of Geriatrics, Lehigh Valley Health Network is our honoree. Each year, the Chrysalis Award is presented to a blind or visually impaired person who has transformed the world around them. For the past 22 years, Dr. Salerno has been a guiding light in geriatric medicine and the care of the elderly not only in the Lehigh Valley but beyond.
Dr. Salerno lost his vision at age 29 due to the complications of diabetic retinopathy. He was a first year resident at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center at the time. In 1990 he joined the Lehigh Valley Health Network as the first Chief of Geriatric Medicine. In his acceptance speech, “In Search of My Own Glide Path,” Dr. Salerno reports that he will share some lessons that he has learned from blindness that have assisted him in finding safe water on some occasions and at other times have helped him to find a glide path to safely land his plane. “The search for my own glide path has enabled me to find meaning in my own life. I will share these thoughts with you in hope that you, too, will reflect upon the meaning in your life,” stated Dr. Salerno.
Tickets cost $85 per person and include a Wine Bar Reception, Dinner and Program and a Silent Auction. Featured items include original art/photography by Ralph Eagle, Kay Frederick, Robert L. Huetter, Sydney McGinley, Norman Sarachek and Dr. Amit Gupta; Home Accessories including vintage Christopher Radko; Amusements and lots more! CLICK HERE to download a printable Event Invitation. The reservation deadline is April 19, 2013.
We are grateful to our Friends and Sponsors: Buckno, Lisicky & Company; Capital Blue Cross; Embassy Bank for the Lehigh Valley; Genentech; Hawley Realty, Inc.; Lang, Faylor, Chomo & CO., PC; The Lehigh Valley Group of MorganStanley SmithBarney;Lehigh Valley Hospital Network; Lifesyles Over 50′ Lions Clubs of District 14-K; Minuteman Press of the Lehigh Valley; The Morning Call; Stephanie Olexa & Seth Weber; PNC Bank; PPL Corporation; Bob & Mary Lou Phillips; Retinacare Associates, Inc.; and Ed & Rosalie Vogrins. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you are interested, please click here for a Sponsorship Opportunities Form or contact Karen Z. Huetter, Development Director, at 610-433-6018, x. 241 or email@example.com.